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Poster: loffenauer Date: Feb 28, 2009 12:52am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Index broken ?

My apologies, but I don't understand the answer. I am not trying to surf it, but press on a link that is presented to me in the index for that site...

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.spiegel.de

The links presented there should lead to existing versions. If they are followed, the URL does also not change as it happens, when a date is corrected by the wayback machine to fit the closest matching service...

Thanks for your insight

loffenauer

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Poster: kustota Date: Feb 28, 2009 8:49am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Index broken ?

uh. sorry for partial misunderstanding. i just looked at that page. the thing is, that page is frame-based. in this case, content is loaded from homepage.html, which IS NOT in archive, and is ACTUALLY replaced by another version:

this is 1998 version:
http://web.archive.org/web/19981201043608/http://adserv.spiegel.de/spiegel/homepage.html

this is what actually is loading:
http://web.archive.org/web/19990116232005/www.spiegel.de/homepage/home/index.phtml

This post was modified by kustota on 2009-02-28 16:48:47

This post was modified by kustota on 2009-02-28 16:49:12

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Poster: loffenauer Date: Feb 28, 2009 11:52am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Index broken ?

Hm, I am actually trying to say that this is not a rare exception, but I find this for many versions of the most popular German sites.

Just to give another example with web.de (the German clone of yahoo.com):

In the Web.de Index page, you have the following link

Sep 14, 2002

but when one clicks on it, one ends up at

http://web.archive.org/web/20031012110356/web.de/?id=V00-020914-*7LMH-00

which is about 13 months later...

this is what i mean with is the "index page broken"?

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Poster: kustota Date: Feb 28, 2009 6:54pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Index broken ?

please read the FAQ. in most cases this 'broken index' is caused by javascript and redirects that can't be archived properly.

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